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Horace

Randall McNeill

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Horace Introduction Horace (Q. Horatius Flaccus, 65–8 bce) was one of the foremost poets of what is traditionally known as the Golden Age o...

Britain, Roman

Louise Revell

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Roman Britain Introduction Both geographically and culturally, the province of Britain was a long way from the city of Rome and has often been...

Law, Roman

Paul du Plessis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Roman Law Introduction The present understanding of Roman law is essentially as a thought experiment based on the snippets of texts collect...

Symposion, Greek

Dimitrios Yatromanolakis

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Greek Symposion Introduction Symposion literally means “drinking together.” The symposion followed the meal proper or dinner, the deipnon. Significant s...

Aratus

Helen van Noorden

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Aratus Introduction Aratus of Soli (3rd century bce) is the author of the Phaenomena, a hexameter poem of just over one thousand lines on cons...

Topography of Athens

Jeffrey M. Hurwit

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Topography of Athens Introduction The ancient city-state (or polis) of Athens was contiguous with the region known as Attica, a large, triangul...

Parthenon

Jenifer Neils

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Parthenon Introduction The Parthenon, the largest and most highly decorated temple of Athena on the Acropolis of Athens, and its sculptures hav...

Wall Painting, Etruscan

Lisa Pieraccini

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Etruscan Wall Painting ...

Anaxagoras

Patricia Curd

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Anaxagoras Introduction The Presocratic philosopher Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (in Ionia, now western Turkey) was active in the mid-5th century

Juvenal

Christopher Nappa

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Juvenal Introduction Little is known with certainty about the life of Juvenal, despite the existence of part of an ancient biography. He appear...

Demography, Ancient

Saskia Hin

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Ancient Demography Introduction Demography, or population studies, tackles questions surrounding the structure and dynamics of populations. It is concer...

Lucan

Susanna Braund

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Lucan Introduction Lucan was one of the major successors of Virgil in the genre of Latin epic poetry. In turn, he exercised a strong influe...

Literature, Neo-Latin

Victoria Moul

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Neo-Latin Literature Introduction Neo-Latin literature is a vast field, covering Latin texts written in an intentionally classical style in bo...

Geography

Daniela Dueck

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Geography ...

Mosaics, Greek and Roman

Ruth Westgate

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Greek and Roman Mosaics Introduction The earliest decorated mosaics in the Greco-Roman world were made in Greece in the late 5th century bce, ...

Plotinus

Richard Dufour

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Plotinus Introduction Plotinus (205–270 ce) is considered to be the founder of Neoplatonism. Pupil of Ammonius Saccas, he taught in Rome fr...

Augustus

Alison E. Cooley

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Augustus Introduction Augustus, famous as Rome’s first emperor, came to power in the aftermath of his defeat of Antony and Cleopatra. The bene...

Numismatics, Greek and Roman

Oliver D. Hoover

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2011-09-30

Greek and Roman Numismatics Introduction The coins struck by the ancient Greeks and Romans have been a subject of scholarly interest since at l...

Menander of Athens

David Konstan

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Menander of Athens Introduction Menander, born in 342/1 bce, was an Athenian citizen, the son of Diopeithes and Hegestrate (Suda s.v. Menander...

Countryside, Roman

Annalisa Marzano

Subject: Classics »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Roman Countryside Introduction It is challenging to talk of a “Roman countryside” as if it were one homogeneous feature characterizing the wid...

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